Tanning shoe leather with barrels full of water and chromium sulfate poses a hazard to tanners, shoe wearers and the environment. Two new alternatives involve tanning in highly pressurized CO2 in special drums and using rhubarb root extract.
EU manufacturers lose billions of euros annually as a result of a rising flood of counterfeit goods being brought into the bloc, a fresh report has shown. The situation is expected to get even worse in the years ahead.
When East African countries announced a ban on the import of secondhand clothes to help their own textile industries, this irked US President Donald Trump. All but Rwanda have now backtracked. What's at stake?
Despite being in jail, former President Lula remains Brazil's most influential — and divisive — politician. DW's Rio columnist spoke to opponents and supporters and found a country split irreconcilably down the middle.
What do a leather shoe and paint on a church wall have to do with international politics? DW takes a look at oddities and memorable moments from the gathering of the world’s most powerful people.
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